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#1 obtuseangler

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Posted October 01 2008 - 10:08 AM

I keep seeing people use the abbreviation POTUS instead of just typing the word President.

Why? Is conserving 4 keystrokes so important?

Seems lazy and sloppy to me.

Anyone have any insight into this?


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#2 fishweewee

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Posted October 01 2008 - 10:15 AM

in the case of McCain, the acronym gives me the flexibility to refer to him as IMPOTUS if the occasion calls for it.



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Posted October 01 2008 - 10:29 AM

Well, since you created this thread right after responding to a post i made using "POTUS", I feel inclined to respond. For me, lazy typing is the answer. I misspell many words due to poor typing and hate to proof/correct. The more I abbreviate the better, imo. LMK if u agree, TTYL.



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Posted October 01 2008 - 10:40 AM

Well, since you created this thread right after responding to a post i made using "POTUS", I feel inclined to respond. For me, lazy typing is the answer. I misspell many words due to poor typing and hate to proof/correct. The more I abbreviate the better, imo. LMK if u agree, TTYL.



This was not directed at you. It's actually based on an accumulation of POTUS's I've seen over the years.

Can't stand that private message abreviating either to be honest.


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Posted October 01 2008 - 10:41 AM

two keystrokes considering you must put the caps lock on and off.


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#6 John Purser

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Posted October 01 2008 - 11:03 AM

I keep seeing people use the abbreviation POTUS instead of just typing the word President.

Why? Is conserving 4 keystrokes so important?

Seems lazy and sloppy to me.

Anyone have any insight into this?

I blame it entirely on Tom Clancy. He made the damn thing "the acronym" for those in the know.


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Posted October 01 2008 - 11:06 AM

It is a more specific term that "President" - so I suppose it can remove some ambiguity, especially if the discussion involves more than one president, and it doesn't require the qualifications "our" "this" "the current" "Bush" etc., so it can save more than 2 keystrokes in certain contexts.


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Posted October 02 2008 - 10:07 AM


I keep seeing people use the abbreviation POTUS instead of just typing the word President.

Why? Is conserving 4 keystrokes so important?


Here ya' go. Be enlightened. Just type POTUS in the box and click "Find."

http://www.acronymfinder.com/


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